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Nov 12, 2012 10:30pm PST
was the general manager in boston at there and i am aware of the operating practices there, and it's beston and pick the government center and the green line -- several lines go into the green line and trains frequently switched there. that is just one example. we also reached out after we saw the initial report that said that others did not do switchbacks. we reached out to other transit systems that we listed in our response that owls do switchbacks so again the same caveat. all of the other transit systems will tell you would they prefer not to do switchbacks? yes they would. in some cases, in the case of bart they have tracks and they can do other things but they also do switch backs and schedule them everyday as well, so in our view and base some of our personal experiences and discussions with others, other systems do use switch backs. >> okay. maybe i will ask the grand jury this as well, but from your point of view were these not jurisdictions communicating to them during the course of their investigation? >> i did not see that until the finding so we were briefed on the finding
SFGTV
Nov 12, 2012 10:00pm PST
boston, seattle, new york, oakland and san jose or santa clara mta. they all had higher scores than muni. muni was on the bottom. we included bart. since they said other systems did it we decided to look at the systems in paris france. it took months to identify the right officials and in this case either the head of operations or the systems schedulinger all but one which was new york agreed to an extensive interview by two of us and per the rules we were not identified. nevertheless of the interviews as described in the report were significant. all transit systems it became clear had multiple systems that were similar and had challenges and all needed to deal with complex traffic, scheduling, and terrain problems uniquely their own, and yet as we had known the san francisco controller's survey had shown all had higher reliability and rider seaferz than muni and we determined that all systems use switchbacks they only did so in cases of equipment break down or emergencies except for one. one system which happened to be the santa clara mta does use switch backs and interesting
SFGTV
Nov 12, 2012 8:30pm PST
.a. and boston and we talk about what we're working on and san francisco is one of the leaders they look up to and how to do it and we are doing things on a national scale people are taking notice of and doing that and i heard a lot of talk, and i come from the private sector so when i first got here one of the questions i got "how is government different from the private sector" from the it standpoint. it's night and day. you have hard time drawing parallels and from the private sector come to government thinking that a lot of our ideas and methods of success in the private sector are directly applicable to how we do work in government, and it's a different problem to solve frankly. it's something i have to relearn frequently that the large company i came from was a large monolithic corporation and 1ceo and pyramid up and trickled and everyone did what they did. government as you know we're are a highly decentralized independently elected, independently operated with our boards and commissions. as much as i would like to say i had the authority or will or desire to cast my will on the
SFGTV
Nov 13, 2012 7:30am PST
we were going to be dark and i'm going to boston. >> we will be dark next [u6kl wednesday. >> we didn't have any big items. >> great. commissioners, anything else you would likeem÷l to add to line item 3(d)? yes. >> one announcement. we're going to be in the district thisax z e month also, commissioner. police commission will be holding a special meeting this month ataénv[áeq a location other than city hall. the commission will meet in thÍp middle school 460 arguello, here in san francisco wednesday november( comments from the public@s]#=qlv and richmond station captain concerning public protection issues. >> thanks very much, inspector. is there any public comment regarding line items a3bcor d. hearing none public comment is closed. pleas5 >> discussion and possible action to appoint moises romero as to patrolc' special officer calvin wily or take other action regarding request for appointment action. >> before moving to the next three matters which are the appointment of assistant patrol officers
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